100th Birthday Wishes & Quotes



100th birthday wishes mark a major milestone: turning 100. Even heads of state, from Queens and Kings to Presidents and Prime Ministers, get into the act and send birthday messages to 100-year-old birthday boys and girls worldwide.

Need ideas? The birthday greetings here pay a touching and fitting tribute to this important occasion. If you're looking for 100th birthday messages that celebrate the life of our greatest treasures, you've come to the right place. 


BY KEVIN NISHMAS | UPDATED: DEC. 16, 2020


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Getting the honour to send 100th birthday wishes to someone special in your life does not happen every day. If you don't know what to say, simply jump to the section of 100th birthday messages you need, right below., for ideas.

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100th Birthday Wishes
- Heartfelt -

To me, there's something magical about the people reaching this milestone. They are truly incredible in more ways than you or I could ever write into a mere birthday greeting.

This section is reserved only for heartfelt 100th birthday wishes that respectfully and lovingly sing the praises of our legendary 100-year-old loved ones. 


Wishing the best of birthdays to the best 100 year old I know.

Happy 100th birthday! With 100 years of priceless moments under your belt, your heart must be full of joy. You deserve every precious memory. 

Happy 100th birthday! This is an incredible milestone, but not nearly as incredible as you are. 


100th Birthday Wishes & Quotes – Birthday Messages for 100 Year Olds

For your 100th, I wish you the happiest, healthiest, sweetest, luckiest, tastiest, brightest, sunniest and best of birthdays.

You are truly blessed. You have lived 100 years and have 10 decades of heavenly memories. Happy 100th birthday!

Happy 100th birthday! This is when you say to the world, "I've done my part," and the fun begins. You deserve only the best.


100th Birthday Wishes & Quotes – Birthday Messages for 100 Year Olds

If I had to choose the three most important lessons you've taught me, they would be: (1) Laugh at yourself; (2) Laugh with friends and family; and (3) Laugh at life. It’s better than crying. Ha, Ha, Happy 100th birthday!

Hoping you only experience an abundance of happiness, wonder and health on your 100th birthday. You've certainly earned it.

It isn't every day day somebody turns a century old. I'm so glad you are one of the lucky few. It's such a blessing to have you in my life. Happy 100th birthday! I love you.


100th Birthday Wishes - Birthday Messages for 100 Year Olds

To me, you're 10 decades young. When I look at you, I don't see a 100 year old. I see someone who inspires me to love every trial and tribulation of life, every day. Happy 100th birthday!

You shouldn't only be congratulated for reaching 100, an amazing milestone in itself. You should be praised for the love, caring and wisdom you've given so generously every day for 100 years. Happy 100th birthday!

May your special day be filled with sunshine, smiles, laughter and love...exactly what you've brought the world for 10 decades. Have a very happy 100th birthday.


100th Birthday Wishes & Quotes – Birthday Messages for 100 Year Olds

May every minute of your 100th birthday be filled with the immense joy you've shared with your loved ones for 100 years. Happy birthday!

Wishing you many more years of good health, overwhelming happiness, amazing grace and perfect peace of mind. Happy 100th birthday!

You're a very special person, and not just because you've lived 100 years. Mostly, you're special because, whether you've faced bad or good times, you have always been a loving presence and kind hand for everyone around you. I wish you a 100th birthday as special as you.


100th Birthday Wishes - Birthday Messages for 100 Year Olds

100 warm wishes, hugs and kisses on your 100th birthday. You deserve it, so you'll have to sit still when we all give them to you. Happy 100th birthday!

May your 100th birthday bring you more than all the joy, wisdom, hope and love you've always given away so freely. Happy 100th birthday!

You deserve a standing ovation! You’ve always been a superstar. Now that you're in Act III of your life, we just want you to know you have always had a talent for being so wonderful. We love you. Happy 100th birthday!


100th Birthday Wishes & Quotes – Birthday Messages for 100 Year Olds

Wishing you the happiest and warmest of birthdays! Your love and kindness has touched everyone you've known for a century. Have a wonderful 100th birthday!

Bravo! Your 100th birthday is cause for a great celebration. It’s quite an achievement. Happy 100th birthday!

Wishing you a special day that honors your 100th birthday and everything you've done to make the world a better place the last century.


100th Birthday Wishes & Quotes – Birthday Messages for 100 Year Olds

A standing ovation wouldn't come even close to what you deserve from everyone blessed to know you. You deserve 100 standing ovations — one for every year you've brought countless moments of love, joy, support, compassion and wonder to so many lives. Let me be the first of many to applaud you. Happy 100th birthday!

Happy 100th birthday! When your birthday cake comes out, lit up by 100 burning candles, we will not only be celebrating your 10 decades on this planet — we'll be basking in the light you so generously and lovingly bestow upon us all.

I cheerfully wish you the most cheerful of birthdays to the most cheerful 100 year old I know.


100th Birthday Wishes–Birthday Messages for 100 Year Olds

Hope your 100th birthday is unforgettable for you. It certainly is for us, because you've been unforgettable since Day 1. Happy birthday!

You are very special and surely honor is due for all the great things that you've done in your life. Happy 100th birthday!

Happy 100th birthday. Today is a special birthday bash for a special person on a special occasion!



If there was an Olympic Medal for 100 years of legendary love, kindness and strength, you would win the Gold. You're my hero. Happy 100th birthday! 

You deserve 100 birthday wishes and 100 birthday blessings! Happy 100th birthday!

Your life has inspired so many. Everything about you will resonate in everything we do for many years to come. Happy 100th birthday!


100th Birthday Wishes & Quotes – Birthday Messages for 100 Year Olds

You are very special! You've done more in your lifetime than anyone we know. You truly are the most amazing 100 year old anywhere! Happy 100th birthday!

May every moment of your 100th birthday be filled with joy and health. Here’s to a healthy and peaceful life for years to come. Happy 100th birthday!

Warm wishes on your 100th birthday. May your birthday bring you more happiness and love. You deserve it. Happy 100th birthday!


100th Birthday Wishes & Quotes – Birthday Messages for 100 Year Olds

Wishing you the health and joy you deserve! Congratulations on reaching a century in age. WOW! Happy 100th birthday!

Each new day holds the promise of happiness and peace of mind, another opportunity to embark on a new journey, another moment to celebrate life. Happy 100th birthday!

Today, we're celebrating your 100 years of life. You've always been an inspiration to everyone your entire lifetime. Happy 100th birthday!


100th Birthday Wishes & Quotes – Birthday Messages for 100 Year Olds

Today is our chance to celebrate a major milestone — the day you were born 100 years ago. It’s a blessing you’re still with us. You are a blessing. Always have been! Happy 100th birthday!

On this special day, saying congratulations is not enough. You deserve a Medal of Courage, a Purple Heart, a street named after you, at least a parade in your honor. Happy 100th birthday!

May all your wishes come specially true on this very special birthday! Happy 100th birthday!


100th Birthday Wishes & Quotes – Birthday Messages for 100 Year Olds

You should be proud of yourself — not because you've turned 100, but due to the fact that you've lived the last 10 decades with integrity, honor and the commitment to making our world a much more beautiful and loving place. Happy 100th birthday!

To celebrate your life and the joy you have brought to the lives of others, we are lighting 100 candles in your honor! 100 reasons we love and respect you! 

Happy 100th birthday! I can think of 100 reasons why you're so special — one for every year you've graced this world with your love, kindness, wisdom and strength.


100th Birthday Wishes–Birthday Messages for 100 Year Olds

The world's greatest gift on your 100th birthday is a one-of-a-kind, irreplaceable, priceless gem. It's you, of course. Happy 100th birthday!

On your 100th birthday, it is my honor to award you the Medal of Valor for 100 years of spreading love, kindness, hope, forgiveness, wisdom and joy in the face of danger and delight. You're my hero. Happy birthday!

The best birthday wish I can extend to you is to live out your days the same way you've lived right up to this very moment: with the love and respect of friends and family.







100th Birthday Wishes
- Heads of State -

100th Birthday Wishes & Quotes: Birthday Messages for 100 Year OldsHer Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is one of the few heads of state who will send personalized 100th birthday wishes to your loved ones upon request. See how below.

Many heads of state will send personalized 100th birthday wishes to your loved ones upon request. Below are the heads of state who provide official ways for making this request.

U.S. 

For 100th birthday wishes from the President of the United States, mail your request to:

The White House 
Greetings Office
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, 
Washington, D.C.
20500

England
Request 100th birthday wishes 
from this head of state:

Canada
Request 100th birthday wishes from these heads of state:

Australia
Request 100th birthday wishes from these heads of state:

Ireland
Request 100th birthday wishes from this head of state:

New Zealand
Request 100th birthday wishes from these heads of state:

Go ahead! It’s so easy to request 100th birthday wishes! Besides, the special 100 year old in your life will truly appreciate receiving this type of message from your head of state.







100th Birthday Wishes
- Sweet -

Not all our 100-year-old loved ones want "tributes" as their 100th birthday wishes. Some prefer to receive sweet, lighthearted 100th birthday wishes.

Below are sweet 100th birthday messages that will give the 100th birthday boy or girl a BIG smile or a little giggle. Either way, it's a gift of love.


You are so young at heart! Happy 80th birthday for the 20th time.

Happy 100th birthday! With 100 candles on your birthday cake, I can honestly say that your celebration was the brightest part of my day!

Happy 100th birthday! If we just get better with age, you must be nearly perfect.


100th Birthday Wishes & Quotes – Birthday Messages for 100 Year Olds

You don't look your age at all. What are you...90? 95? 99? I think you can get away with robbing the cradle. I think it's time to get yourself an 80-year-old hottie.

Welcome to the centenarian club. Very few people get into it. For most, the initiation fee is just too steep. I always knew you were unique. You've always stood out. Happy 100th birthday!

If we lit a birthday candle for every life you've enhanced, your birthday cake would light up the entire sky. Happy 100th birthday!


100th Birthday Wishes & Quotes – Birthday Messages for 100 Year Olds

Happy 100th birthday! Keep your chin up, if you can still manage it. Besides, you're only one-tenth of the way to 1,000 years old.

Your 100th birthday means 100 candles on your birthday cake. Don't worry, we'll be there to help you blow them all out. After all, you've always been there for us. Happy birthday!

Before you blow out your 100 candles, don't forget to remove your dentures. You wouldn't want to injure anyone. Happy 100th birthday!


100th Birthday Wishes & Quotes – Birthday Messages for 100 Year Olds

Enjoy your special day because turning 100 doesn't happen every day...only every 100 years. Have a special 100th birthday! 

Now that you're turning 100, I only have one thing to say to you: I hope your amazing genes run in the family. Happy 100th birthday!

You're very lucky. You're now 100, you're healthy, you're still mentally sharp and can answer almost anything anyone asks you...except about your age. Happy 100th birthday!


100th Birthday Wishes & Quotes – Birthday Messages for 100 Year Olds

Happy 100th birthday. You have a lifetime of beautiful memories. Hope this birthday is your favorite memory of all.

Happy 100th birthday. This is a special day for the most special person I know.

For decades, you've been thought of in only the kindest ways, today most of all. Happy 100th birthday. 


100th Birthday Wishes & Quotes – Birthday Messages for 100 Year Olds

May you have an extraordinary 100th birthday. You deserve every accolade coming your way. 

May your 100th birthday and beyond be filled everlasting joy and peace.

Happy 100th birthday. Wishing you a healthy and happy journey.


100th Birthday Wishes & Quotes – Birthday Messages for 100 Year Olds

You've lived more in one lifetime than most people hope to do in 10. You're simply amazing. Happy 100th birthday. Keep amazing us.

Happy 100th birthday. This day calls for the grandest celebration of you.

Happy 100th birthday. Hope you have an unforgettable time, as unforgettable as you are to us.


100th Birthday Wishes & Quotes – Birthday Messages for 100 Year Olds

Happy 100th birthday. You've lived a truly inspired life, inspiring me to live a life worth loving.

Happy 100th birthday. Bravo! You've made it to 100 years old, a truly amazing milestone. You've earned it. Enjoy every second today (and evermore).

Happy 100th birthday. Congratulations on turning 100, a major milestone so few of us reach. May you celebrate many more.







100th Birthday Wishes
- Quotes -

Need more inspiration to write your 100th birthday wishes? For ideas, use, change or combine the famous 100th birthday quotes below into the best 100th birthday greetings ever.


"We do not remember days. We remember moments."

- Cesare Pavese

"May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live."

- Robert A. Heinlein

"Do not dwell in the past. Do not dream of the future. Concentrate the mind on the present moment." 

- Buddha 


100th Birthday Wishes & Quotes – Birthday Messages for 100 Year Olds

"So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see, so long lives this, and this gives life to thee."

- William Shakespeare

"Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less." 

- Marie Curie 

"What unlooked-for things do happen, to be sure, in a long life."

- Aristophanes


100th Birthday Wishes & Quotes – Birthday Messages for 100 Year Olds

"Life is 10 percent what you make it, and 90 percent how you take it." 

- Irving Berlin

"In the end, long life is the reward, strength and beauty."

- Grace Paley

"Life is a lively process of becoming."

- Douglas MacArthur


100th Birthday Wishes & Quotes – Birthday Messages for 100 Year Olds

"Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life."

- Mark Twain

"Life is a series of collisions with the future. It is not the sum of what we have been, but what we yearn to be." 

- Jose Ortega y Gasset

"It is not length of life, but depth of life."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson


100th Birthday Wishes & Quotes – Birthday Messages for 100 Year Olds

"It’s like you trade the virility of the body for the agility of the spirit."

- Elizabeth Lesser

"Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art."     

- Eleanor Roosevelt

"Know that you are the perfect age. Each year is special and precious, for you shall only live it once."  

- Louise Hay


100th Birthday Wishes & Quotes – Birthday Messages for 100 Year Olds

"I don’t believe in aging. I believe in forever altering one’s aspect to the sun."

- Virginia Woolf

"Old age is an excellent time for outrage. My goal is to say or do at least one outrageous thing every week." 

- Maggie Kuhn

"None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm."

- Henry David Thoreau


100th Birthday Wishes & Quotes – Birthday Messages for 100 Year Olds

"The greatest use of a life is to spend it on something that will outlast it." 

- William James

"We are not victims of aging, sickness, and death. These are part of scenery, not the seer, who is immune to any form of change. This seer is the spirit, the expression of eternal being." 

- Deepak Chopra

"Don’t try to be young. Just open your mind. Stay interested in stuff. There are so many things I won’t live long enough to find out about, but I’m still curious about them."

- Betty White







Hints & Tips


What are the best 100th birthday wishes to send?

Turning 100 is THE biggest milestone birthday. You want to go all out with your 100th birthday wishes. The best birthday messages for 100 year olds are thoughtful 100th birthday greetings that celebrate and honor their amazing lives, plus express how you feel about them 

What type of 100th birthday wishes is right for you and your loved one? This is easy. You just have to write 100th birthday wishes that best reflect how you feel about the birthday boy or girl.

With other milestones, I typically point out that the recipient's preferences for all things birthday related should also be taken into consideration, but this factor is not as important with 100th birthday wishes.

With 100th birthday messages, you simply want to find the most suitable tribute. By suitable, I mean the "birthday message closest to how you want to honor your loved one." It's that easy!

For example, some of my favorite 100th birthday wishes cleverly pay tribute to the strength, love, individuality and achievements of someone who has turned 100, someone who deserves our deepest respect and love.

I also like to pay homage to a loved one's finest qualities. For instance, you could craft 100th birthday wishes that show that one of these qualities had a profoundly positive impact on you. 

If you still don't know how you want to pay tribute to the birthday boy or girl, just choose one or more of the 100th birthday wishes on this page to combine or change into a beautiful 100th birthday message of your own.

If you decide to use (as is) one of the 100th birthday wishes here, be sure to add your own personal touch to it. That should result in a wonderful tribute for this incredible milestone.

Also, you may want to personalize your 100th birthday wishes by adding the recipient’s name — or have it framed and wrapped to give as a gift. So, start writing away!







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